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man I tried to play .flow with WINE on GNU/linux using the files linked on the site but it crashed as soon as I tried to play the family game.

I wonder if it will work well inside a virtualbox VM or something? Please tell me what exact setup will let me play .flow?
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hooty hoot Theories thread

i still say this is her mother what y'all think y'all probably had some good nice thing going and this is an interruption but do go on
R: 32 / I: 21

music that reminds you of .flow

whenever i play certain songs in my library, there's a few that just instantly make me think of .flow/sabi, its weird. does anyone else get this? i feel like it can't just be me, if you do know what i mean post whatever songs remind you of .flow here!


especially the 2nd one.
R: 5 / I: 1

Help with the Handgun effect

The last effect I need is the Handgun, so I've read walkthroughs and watched videos how to get it, and they all lead here. In the videos, the dumpster is right next to the door, yet in my game it isn't. Is this a random event, or do I have an old/new version .flow? Last time I checked I had version 0.19.
R: 25 / I: 6


Just curious, but does anyone know what's going on with lol? I follow him/her on twitter, and she's tweeted some… pretty confusing things, particularly the tweet below. I can't speak Japanese, and Google translate isn't really helping. Did he/she slit her wrist or something?

またやっちゃった…流血表現注意。 pic.twitter.com/PCpfchth
R: 2 / I: 1

Personal Work flow

sabitsuki, sketch…

Now show yours :)
R: 5 / I: 1

Flow look alikes

Anyone else make Sabi or other flow characters in another game?
R: 41 / I: 2 (sticky)

Walkthrough Thread

(Stickying this thread would be ideal, mods. ;) )

This thread will serve as a walkthrough for anyone who does not know where to find a certain effect. 'This is not an error help thread' If you have any problems with installing the game, see .flow Help Desk (>>8).

Video Walkthrough:

Text Walkthough:

True Ending Walkthrough:

.flow Wiki:

(Thanks go to TehDemonWolf for the videos and whoever made that text walkthrough.)
R: 2 / I: 0


Hey, so I need help being able to play the game? Every time I open it, I can hit start and see her standing in the darkness but as soon as I press anything the game shuts down and gives me a text box with question marks in it. Waiting for something to happen does nothing.. And I see nothing in the folders to fix it. Help??
R: 11 / I: 4

Number Themes

Hey! So I am new here to uboachan. I have loved .Flow for a while now, and one of the things that really gets me is that I don't see a lot of theories concerning the numbers on the walls in the apartments. I posted something on the wikidot page:


But I mean, no one has posted any thoughts as of yet. I think these numbers have some sort of significance to Sabi and things that have happened to her. Now, with the wall glitch event with the number 97920, I saw a theory on youtube that maybe it's a date. Rearranged, it's: September 20th, 1997

But what about the other numbers? 3792 and 4231?

Now, if I wanted to force a theory into what these numbers could mean, concerning the events that happen in the alley where the cones are:

3792 could be a code. We also see this number split apart as well (37 and 92). We see what looks to be a pregnant woman burning something (3 of them). We see the chainsaw maid. We also see someone running and a kaibutsu killing someone.

So again, if I'm to force a theory:

Sabi finds out after being pulled into that building and being chased, finally being held against her will by gun-point and raped, that her own mother might've been tortured by three of the men, making one of them in her mind her father. The 3 red women represent a dark Sabi's mother burning the memory from her and making it so Sabi would never know.

A shaken, scared Sabi is defenseless and bloody outside the room in the alley and the chainsaw maid finds her. (whether or not you believe the chainsaw maid is good, I think it's safe to say that she might still be a possible care-giver)

A kaibutsu following Sabi (perhaps the one who was at the sugar bar) chased one of the men and killed another. That could be 2 deaths there.

So 3 could be the 3 men that in Sabi's mind, might have been her father. 7 men actually raped her. 9 gave chase after she ran (and so she could've hit one in order to run). That bar kaibutsu killed 2 of the men.

Then maybe 4231 is a number representing the place, and maybe the other number is the date of her not only discovering her origins, but the night she was raped and possibly roped into prostitution? If 4231 is the location: 4 (city district) 23 (block number) 1 (building number)

4231 is always written in black, directly related to the men.
3792 is always in orange, directly related to things that happened to Sabisuki.

Meh, now, on another hand, I am just forcing theories to fit at this point because I have NO idea how to fit in these numbers. I was thinking that maybe it's a code, but it doesn't really work either. Is it a number of steps to a place in which something tragic happened? I doubt we can say these two sets of numbers are also dates. Is it a code in which like, 4231, if you take the other number and rearrange each number to fit this pattern, it means something? Rather complex, to be honest. I also don't think it's a price for anything either.

Also.. I should mention, in this pic, I can't remember, but doesn't Sabi encounter the viscera event here as well (after going going up to the puking face)? And if so, could it be that whatever caused her to have that traumatic vision in her mind, wouldn't it be somehow linked to these numbers shown around her? That orange blob with the smiley, I couldn't help but think it looks more like an erect penis…

Anyways, what are all of your thoughts? I really am curious about this!
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Naming un-named characters

I think it's kinda sad when characters don't have names, so, let's name them! I think the Machine Girl should be named "Kinzoku-tan". Kinzoku is, according to many Google results, the Japanese word for Metal. (By the way, if you are naming a character, please try to attach a picture of them so that we know who it is)
R: 3 / I: 0
okay, i can't find it in the catalog or theories but
does anyone remember that sort of creepypasta story someone wrote about .flow that involved strange attached video clips of some guy dunking a girl's head in bleach and misc other atrocities

either way this was on lol's tumblr and in hindsight with that story it kind of made me laugh
R: 24 / I: 3
I didn't know where exactly to post this, but lolrust has JUST released his newest game:


No translation yet unfortunately. I know this isn't exactly .flow related either so feel free to move this if needed.
R: 105 / I: 27

v.0.19 + New Homepage

lol recently set up a new homepage for his games, which naturally include .flow.

In addition to this, he also updated .flow to version 0.19.

Site: http://rustlimbo.webcrow.jp/top/index.html

(click on "games" and you'll see a little .flow icon you can click on.)

Note: the little Sabi on the "top" page has a word balloon that says "Welcome".
R: 6 / I: 6

Machine efffect

Hi! Does anyone have quality fanart of Sabi's machine limbs effect? I want to get it tattooed on my actual legs and a variety of interpretations/reference pics would be really helpful. Thanks!
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Hey guys, I haven't been on ubuu in years and decided to come back and visit /flow/. I was wondering if anyone put together one of those convenient little installers for the latest version of .flow so I don't have to teach people what Japanese locale is just to share the game around.
R: 3 / I: 3
Don't panic
R: 1 / I: 0
The cleaners exist to purge whatever corrupted being that escapes the Nexus. Third ending is my proof.
R: 3 / I: 1
Looking for a piano arrangement of "Machine". Anyone got it? :<
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.zip file for .flow

Hey. An anonymous .flow fan here.
does anyone have a .zip download link for .flow?? i would appreciate that. Gif TOTALLY UNRELATED.
R: 8 / I: 2

Smile sprite

Was it just me or did/does anyone else think that the red pixels below smile's face look more like a tie than a red shirt?
R: 10 / I: 1
Could someone ask lol on Twitter about the Kaibutsu's gender? At the very least, so we don't have to deal with the incorrect rumors floating about anymore. And it would be nice to have the subject cleared up anyway.

I would do it myself, but I don't have a Twitter, nor do I understand any Japanese.
R: 6 / I: 2
downloaded 0.192 today and played about in the save file in the Debug room- found a Xmas Present.
R: 4 / I: 0
Can I get some help with installing on windows 8?
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omg I can't be the first person to notice…
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do you think we'll ever find out what's behind here or will lol keep us guessing for all eternity

anyone have any speculation/thoughts on this particular room? like what's behind the door? or what those things are, anyway–growths? aliens? weirdo mutant fungi? smile's lunch from last year?
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Anyone have any idea what this could represent?

(It's found in one of the rooms of the third floor of the school during the Rust chapter.)
R: 19 / I: 2
For some reason I can access the files for .flow, and I've found a few strange things in them. One of those things is this image. Another is the sound file called "wwww.wav". In this file we hear one voice attempting the kaibutsu giggle, and another voice in the background, talking. Does anyone on this board know what the voice is saying? Is it even Japanese?
R: 10 / I: 4
I was casually playing .flow today, then pic happened

I don't really remember this white labyrinth.

That leads to a… blue Oreko lab?
R: 23 / I: 18
Sabitsuki is beautiful.
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Hey, can anyone help me? with .flow, the probleme is that it starts in fullscreen and then crashes, how can I force it to run in windowed mode?
R: 10 / I: 6
What if Rust is actually Ebola?

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Hey .flowers, yesterday I made a huge mistake. I saved my Rust save over my "Sabitsuki" (with all 25 effects)" save. I have finished the game but I do want to see more events, like the 0.18 new ones… sooo… Do you guys have an "Sabitsuki with all efects" save?

*PS: Is the "SaveX.lsd" archive in the "data" bin in .flow directory.

Thank you very much.
R: 8 / I: 2
What type/order/specialty of doctor would be treating (or trying to treat) Sabi's condition.
Just curious what you guys can come up with.
Or specifically what kind of doctor shows up in Sabi's flow (we often assume that he's treating her.)
R: 5 / I: 0

.flow posters

Well, I'm giving up the NEET life in a couple months and I'm going off to college :/
I want to make the transition as seamless as possible and I thought that I could put up some posters of .flow on my walls to make myself less anxious (I'm kind of silly like that.) Do any of you guys/gals know where I could find some .flow posters? Something similar to the picture I attached or any other .flow artwork in poster form.
R: 2 / I: 0
I took a bunch of screenshots when playing .flow, I decided to gather them all up and throw them on tumblr.

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i miss u

come back

has lol even tweeted recently
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Theory Yakuza in .flow

Well this more than a theory I think is a fact due that it is so evident.

The love hotel in the psychedelic city, and the city is controlled by the yakuza.

First in the hotel there´s a room with three female bodies (probably murdered and raped) to access that room you must kill the little black guy guarding the entrace.

The black guy, with those laughts, are mob members.
Why yakuza? In Japan most of the motels (prostitution biz) in certain areas of Tokyo are run by the Yakuza and considering the game creator is japanese. Seems more tan obvious…
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I'm not sure that this belongs here (instead of in literature)
but I wrote this about .flow
R: 40 / I: 13
lolrust announced version .18 on twitter today. Here's the download link.
Pic unrelated, I don't have any good .flow art on this computer.
R: 2 / I: 1
Can someone please help me find the english version on the game .flow
I've looked loads of place but I can't find it
R: 2 / I: 1

Anyone know where to download .flow version 0.10?

I checked the wiki, but the download has been taken down off mediafire. It's the only version that works on my computer. Anyone have it? An alt download, maybe?
R: 2 / I: 0

Help! .flow mac?

Hey, im really interested in this game, .flow. But of course i have a mac computer! Dose anyone know of a mac download for this game? I despreratley want to play it! Please help XC. Ive only found PC downloads and none for mac… thanks for reading!
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Favorite Spots/NPCs in .flow

Same sorta thread i made in /yn/. What's your favorite place and NPC in .flow?
To be honest, in all the confusion of the rainbow maze, I loved the visuals in it and it's connecting zones. The music just added to it too. And, I just love the Gas Mask Maids. probably a lightweight choice, but, I love how they appear throughout a few connected zones and mostly nowhere else, gives you a few ideas about Sabi and what her life's like.
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little glitch?

look guys he didn't run away
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Troubles with .flow Locale...

So I downloaded .flow, but unfortunately I've ran into a problem. I cannot play it without changing my system locale. (Oddly I have no such problems with Yume Nikki). This is very annoying, as I cannot play Yume Nikki or some other games when the locale is set to Japanese, and I have to restart my PC every time I change locale. I've tried AppLocale, but it doesn't work on Windows 7.

Does anyone know of an alternative to AppLocale for Windows 7 I can use, or potentially an alternate download of .flow (translated) that doesn't require me to change locale to play it?
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As for the Sabitsuki Ending, what happens on the roof is up to interpretation. I know a popular theory is it's one of those 'you know what to expect' implications and she commits suicide like Madotsuki, complete with the similar blood smear to clue the player in further. As for the Rust 2 ending, nothing is left to interpretation except where the Gas Mask Maid takes Sabitsuki. The Rust Ending 1 is thought to be simply a preview of Rust Ending 2, but is it? Personally, I think that Rust 2 is only achieved after Sabitsuki kills off the last bit of her humanity (she brutalizes a clone of herself, even!) and takes on the full Rust identity. The Rust 1 ending, however, is when her disease has become advanced but hasn't taken over her mind. Instead of severing her legs and all that, the Gas Mask Maid simply takes her to the hospital and she is passed out in the credits screen. Gas Mask Maids seem benevolent in comparison to the sesspool that is Sabitsuki's dream world. Something enjoyable like snacks and beverages is a big contrast from the grim that makes up most of the world. The Gas Mask Maid only takes her out in the Rust Ending 2 because she's violent and too far gone to cooperate with being helped. Just look at the Gas Mask Maids. They seem more like modern plague doctors than monsters. On the subject of Sabitsuki getting her legs cut off, by the way, I think that amputation is, for some strange reason, part of treating the disease and slowing its progression. There is enough severed limb and prosthetic replacement imagery in the game to back up the significance of amputation.
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you guise i got .flow .17 and when i try to open it in winRAR a message box pops up saying ????RPG???????????? plz help i want to play this game so badly D: pic unrelated
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I have a question to ask.

Do any of you know whether or not we'll get a new .Flow update? Or is lol officially finished with the game.
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Toriningen versus Kaibutsu-Who Would Win The Fight?

Now, I haven't played .flow yet (although I do plan to) but one thing that occurred to me is that both Yume Nikki and .flow have roughly analogous "guardian" monsters that patrol the worlds and will, if provoked, attack you. In Yume Nikki's case, we have the Toriningen. In the case of .flow, the Kaibutsu. Both are pretty horrific, but the question is, who out of the two would win in a dreamscape fight?

On the one hand, the Kaibutsu seem more willing to kill. Several of them will brutally slaughter the protagonist (can't remember the name) such as in the Corrupted School event. The Toriningen on the other hand will never actually harm Madotsuki (either out of care for Madotsuki or some other motive).

On the other hand, the Toriningen are far more physically imposing, towering over most other NPCs. In addition, they cannot be killed. Ever. At all. Whereas (I think, I haven't played .flow yet so don't kill me) you can kill Kaibutsu, no matter how many times you stab the Toriningen, they will not die.

Anyway, thoughts?
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I think it'd be sweet to have a Sabitsuki or SMILE shirt, no?
By the way, I love Sabitsuki.
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This might be a stupid idea for a thread, but oh well.

I don't think it's too outlandish to say that in terms of the graphics in flow, we're left kind of in the dark for much of the specifics about what things look like. Most objects are only rough representations of what they're supposed to be, and it all leaves us a bit detached from things. So I like to speculate about these specifics. To get really detailed about what things are, and go even beyond the visuals; what things are, what they feel like, the noise they produce, all sorts of things that I guess are… kinda silly, but fun to think about nonetheless, I think. :P Makes the game more immersive when I think of it that way. Sort of like the theory thread, except nothing about plot; just the pure, basic existence of things as they are.

Case in point are these three representations of Sabi I drew. Now I know not everyone can do stuff like that, but this is kinda sorta what I mean. While Sabi isn't much to note on her own, I view her transformation to Rust as being a bit less subtle than turning into a full fledged Red Demon, it's more of a parasite that isolates itself in her brain; Each time a demon gets her, she gets a headache that gradually worsens with each one from some kind of pressure building in her head. At first, subtle signs of blood occur, such as a nosebleed, then some running from her mouth, then some trickling out of her ears. The mass inside her head gradually dissolves her entire skull, but only her skull, causing her head, and nothing more, to bleed and rot from all sides, with a (literally) head splitting migraine, to boot. (The last time I played as Rust, I noticed that around the last couple of demons the back of her head actually seems to start hanging off her skull, like her entire scalp is rotting off!)

Oh my god writing this makes me feel like such a morbid weirdo right now
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Sabi cameo thread

There's a mado cameo thread on /mado/, so let's see if we can get a sabi cameo thread going!
Throwin' this in. No I have no idea where it's from.
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On the disease theory;
What if the disease can't affect people past a certain age?
In the hospital all the patients are children.
The Kaibutsu all wear school uniforms.
What if adults can't be infected?

pic unrelated
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>implying that sister has crosses over her eyes too

can you fucking not
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Rust Disease In GURPS

Stage 1
Every 1d hours, the victim must pass a HT test or cough up blood (Taking 1Damage). After this happens for the first time, The Rust is now being carried on the victim’s breath, as well as his blood. People who get within one hex of him (or his blood) must make an HT-3 Test or be infected, covering mouth and nose with a thick cloth gives a +2 bonus, and wearing a gas mask negates the test entirely. Touching the victim makes a HT-4 Test, and touching his blood makes a HT-5 test. Wearing protective gloves negates the test entirely. Even people with Immunity to Disease can be infected with Rust (though they get a +2 to tests to avoid being infected).

After one week, the victim’s hair turns white. At this point The Rust has traveled through his bloodstream and reached his brain, giving him horribly gory nightmares where the victim’s worst memories are used to wear away at his mind. Whenever the victim sleeps, he must pass a Will Test or gain 1 Fatigue upon waking up.
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post here if ur only love is science
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What do you guys think the drinks at the sugar hole are?
And what cake flavor?
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Check it out, it's her
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Help about the map

Do someone has a recent version of the .flow map?

Pic related: this is the only map I can find, and by my investigations it doesn't have the industrial snow world, adding that the names of the locations are wrong
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Hey, /flow/.
This is from a manga called Kami no Kodomo. You can find it on Mangafox.
It is disturbing. But I'm sure lol was inspired by it.
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I recently format my laptop and before I did, I copied the entire .flow folder to my external hard drive. Now I put it back on my laptop but I don't see any folder named "saves" or anything and when I insta-start the game it has no load option.
Did I lose my saves?
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How do you view Sabi's personality?

I personally see her as a violent, impulsive, short tempered girl who doesn't afraid of anything.
(Pic from Nekokamii's dA)
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.flow in a nutshell

and pretty much every other yume nikki fangame as well:

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I just found out about asgr through tv trope's page for .flow

so i was looking at his early pixel art and then i found this

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Am I the only one to think this game is full of motherfucking tampons?
Picture not very related but you all know what I'm talking about.
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So we all know .flow has some scary places.

But in your opinion: Which is the scariest?

The hospital? The school? Perhaps the corrupted school?
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We've got an iron pipe, a handgun, a hoodie, and a tattoo. Was Sabitsuki in a gang? And was she perhaps killed by someone, which is why she has the "viscera" effect?
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I'm probably not the only one to notice this but the viscera girls always reming me of the black-haired girls near Witches' Island in YN…Idk has this been said before??? Image unrelated, I just like it
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Hey there /flow/, I couldn't decide if this should go in /og/ or not, but since it's about .flow, and directed at .flow gamers only, I put it here.

Has anyone played "The Room"? Its a Japanese-developed game, supposedly a really, really far off-shoot of Silence of the hills. It has SO MANY similarities to flow, it makes me suspicious.

You're main weapon is a STEEL PIPE. You also later get a HANDGUN. The plot of the game is that YOU CAN'T LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT because YOU CANT OPEN THE DOOR. Your first observation about your now fucked-up room is that its "COVERED IN BLOOD AND RUST" You travel through revolving worlds, and can't tell dream from reality. Even your TV stops working.

Sorry to go on a rant, but I just starting playing this, and my head started screaming! So, what do you guys think?


Opening talks a lot, but the gameplay itself is worth it.
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Do you think Sabitsuki effects represent, maybe, fetishes she has?

IDK, that would be a weird theory, but i want this thread to become an imagedump of sabitsuki using different effects.

Sorry for the pic, i know it's not a .flow fanart, but slime girls are really sexy to me, and yes, i'm being serious. Slime is my favourite effect.
Maybe i have too many fetishes and sabitsuki is in all. All. Of. Them.
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.flow new versions?

Do you know if more versions of .flow
will be released or is the v. 0.17 the final version?
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Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong. I'm so fucking desperate to play this game.
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so I'm gonna be the fag that asks this

where are all the .flow fics at

I can name like 5 that I've read that are really good and 2 are from the same person
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Least favorite effect

So, what's your least favorite effect? While I basically like all the effects, collecting wise, even though the cat is probably hardest to find, it's Viscera because the Mouth/Teeth world always lags for me. I always end up leaving it for last grijgoeriherhyer
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So i recently visited lol's dA pace (lolrust.deviantart.com) and i have several things to say.

1) His are is … um … well he should stick to pixelling

2) some of his art sheds new light on .flow, like the image to the left, which was titled "kitchen knife". It's a picture of smiles sister. Which makes me think that she might be potentially more dangerous than smile.
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.flow Help Thread

Post any problems here and you should get some answers.
Remember that this isn't a "Where do I find effects" help thread, it's for technical problems and such droll.

[If a mod could sticky this that would be great]

Some downloads:
Ver. 10 English Locale (http://www.mediafire.com/?u5oxw5vq8sh9koh)

Ver .15 (http://loda.jp/lol_rust/?id=4)

1) Go to Control Pad, into Regional and Language Options. Go to the Languages Tab and be sure that "Install East Asian files" is checked.

2) Download Applocale (http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13209). Then set it up on your computer.

3) Download .flow ver. 15 if you haven't already.

4) In the CharSet folder, duplicate a file and rename it 乗り物.

5) Now download this RPG_RT .exe file: (http://www.4shared.com/file/E6t5pE3y/RPG_RT.html) and put it in the main folder with all the maps and such.

6) Run Applocale and select the above .exe file. Choose the bottom-most language (Japanese).

7) In the set-up thing, save the RPG_RT as a shortcut, rename it dotflow ver15 or something, so you don't have to do the step-by-step thing again and again.

8) You can now play .flow ver 15!
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how many dudes you know roll like this,
how many dudes you know flow like this,
not many, if any,
not many, if any,
how many dudes you know who got the skills to go in and roarck,
a show like this, uh uh, uh uh,
I don't know anybody.
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What happened to 0.15 English?

On the wiki it states that there is a 0.15 english patch, but I can't find it anywhere! There's a mediafire link but it's dead :-( does anyone know where to find the patch?
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Anyone else think this is Sabitsuki's mother and perhaps she died during childbirth?
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Sabitsuki pony… Would you ride?
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Does anyone know if lol is working on a new version of .flow?
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Does the Doctor have any fanart?
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>game starts off with short weird dream sequence you wake from right after
>protagonist(you) has what seems to be akin to light colored bedhead hair, wearing a short skirt and sleeveless top
>uses a handgun and steel pipe sometimes for various reasons
>find themselves in white elevators going to hellish places
>symbolism of growing fetuses/birthing/abortion and whatnot fucking everywhere
>darkhaired counterpart/counterpart that is really a different you is basically the antagonist or a good guy however you look at it
>if it aint blood its dirt or rust or something. dust?
>at some point you meet some asshole in glasses and mysterious creepy but relatively polite if not mentally stable lady that only seeks to do some good even if it means fucking your shit up
>monsters, one of which have nothing but a mouth for a face and another just has some kind of wound that resembles somewhat of a hole replacing their face
>dark haired girls are a reoccuring theme in the game, one in particular actually
>lots of people think you WERE the dark haired little girl at some point or another
>obligatory sewer monster that has the ability to fuck shit up
>speaking of sewers, you can explore many places. a hospital with a morgue in it, some sewers, what seems to be some sort of bar or strip club, and you live in an apartment.
>you have more than one name, technically
>in the end you fuck whatever you have thats been growing in you right in the face several times and then the game happily ends if you did it all right… depending on how you played and how much you did

>yfw i was talking about silent hill 3 the entire fucking time … even though it's no secret that it heavily inspired .flow to begin with.
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Hey guys, figured I'd post this here. I compiled most of the sprites for .flow, and you can find 'em here: http://www.spriters-resource.com/pc_computer/flow/index.html
I figured they might be helpful for looking for certain things for reference, or what have you. They can be pretty spread out and hard-to-find in the game files. I'm still working on them, but most of the important stuff is up already.
Oh, and, it might go without saying, but these things are spoiler-TASTIC. Don't look until you beat the thing!
That's all. Hope it helps at least one of ya.
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Alright, guys. I think I figured out what happened in the end. While you're rust, you walk down the corridor, demons attack you. Both the elevator and the corridor obviously represent time going by, as the disease was getting worse. I'm sure by now we all know this. But, here's the catch. When you get to your most injured stage, you can see little horns poking out of her head, and teeth coming out of her face. Like a kaibutsu. The female kaibutsu, in fact. So my theory is, Sabitsuki's condition got worse and worse over time and wanted to pull a madotsuki over the railing, but the maid(nurse?) stopped her for a reason. This reason is? Well, Sabi does try to attack the maid, so you can tell she was already out of her mind. And also, the maid cut off her legs. Her legs. Think of the machine effect. What if, perhaps, whenever a rust patient starts to go kaibutsu, the maids install whatever the machine effect is? What if the Kaibutsu were just poor victims of the rust disease, but became terminally ill before the machine method was invented? What if whoever invented the machine effect…was Oreko?

Also I promote the idea that the first patient to ever receive the treatment was that monochrome girl, but Sabi had seen her and her house on a black and white newspaper?
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I was wondering...

What are the characters referred to as by the Japanese fanbase? I've heard that Smile is a name used by both English and Japanese fans but I've also heard 'Irezumi' and for him and his sister, they are sometimes referred to as 'Irezumi Kyoudai.'

I mainly was wondering if anyone knew the name given to Sister by Japanese fans or lol and if it was any different from the one the English fans gave her.
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anybody have any .flow sprite rip gifs? it'd be super helplful!
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Dunno if maximum slowpoke or not, but has anyone noticed how Oreko will start to follow you in the underwater area? She won't always head straight toward you, but she's usually gravitating to your general direction. I'm not sure if it depends on friendship level or not, but it's something interesting I've noticed.
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Rare Nexus?

I was playing ver 0.10 and I found a very orange nexus?
I have no idea if it's because of the friendship meter (I visit Oreko everytime), or something else…
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Hey, guys, i have a little problem with the game. I can't became rust because one of the stars that appear while you're in flow is gone. I've collected all the 24 effects, however, that star isn't there. What's wrong?
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.flow 0.17 Rust's Sweet Sugar

Hello Uboachan (/゚Д゚)/
While I was playing .flow 0.17 in Rust mode I entered the new area, the Sweet Sugar.
I found out something interesting.
I think it's a new Rust event. Or something like that.
So I recorded everything!
Here you are~
I think I'll do other .flow videos here. This is the same channel where I'll upload Forget me not: Palette gameplays.
I hope you all will like this, enjoy (^▽^)
Pic ultrarelated.
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Thought I'd share this

I mapped the game to think of some theories. It's only a map of what connects to what, like a simple Dark Souls map, but thought it was useful enough to share it.
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Generic Yume nikki fangame question time.

What program are people using to look inside .flow and check out the game for object and event placement? I'm guessing this is just a version of RPG maker but am not quite sure.

General discussion of methods used to comb directory files is also appreciated
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Rust: Infection begins by taking hold in the patient's central nervous system after contact with another infected individual. As the disease progresses, various changes take place in the individual's psyche: tendencies toward aggressive behavior, loss of, memory, and more vivid dreams. The dreams may also be associated with a heightened sense of subconscious caused by increased blood.flow to the site of infection.
Vivid hallucinations may also occur, causing the fight-or-flight reaction in the individual when seemingly unprovoked; patients tend to fight, rather than flee.
After the latent period in the brain of the host, this period varying from one patient to another, Rust will migrate through lymph and blood vessels throughout the body and create cysts in various parts of the body. The cysts resemble minute bruises, but do not sport any color differentiation from the adjacent skin.
When the patient is provoked, the cysts burst outward due to a sudden increase in bloodflow. Skin directly above the cysts are especially susceptable, causing more visible haemorrhaging in the facial region.
It is worth noting that when provoked, all patients become incredibly tolerant of pain, incredibly hostile, and incredibly dangerous; patients display complete awareness of their actions and have the ability to speak, but display an almost sadistic sense of pleasure when doing harm to others.
Prolonged stimulation in this way can cause permanent harm to the individual, creating scars and loss of facial features. Most patients can recover from minor rage, but some are unable to completely calm down— in these cases, the individuals display near inhuman strength and bleed profusely, causing a complete removal of skin from the facial region after some time and ultimately death.
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Random event unlocked?

Hey guys, I lurk a lot but it's my first time really posting here, and I've just played .flow and can't find the information I want as it's still pretty underground.

Reading walkthroughs and having spoken to a couple of friends who've completed the game, I wanted to confirm I came across a random event.
In the hospital halls where you find the black hood effect, there is normally a bloody arrow in there pointing to the door. I don't know if that toggles on and off randomly but I didn't get that like everyone else did.
Secondly, the doctor in one of the first rooms past reception did something different for me. Normally I heard, and as it's been for me since, when you kill him with the steel pipe his glasses fall on the floor and he disappears as all other characters do. You go out and come back in and his glasses are on the desk.

Well, for me, when I hit him with the pipe, he turned into a ghost, which is to say there was an indication of something translucent with glasses hunched over on itself where I'd killed him that I couldn't hit again, couldn't interact with and couldn't walk through. I went out and came back in and it was still there.

I didn't take a screenshot as I didn't realize it might be a random event. I play v 0.10. Anyone else had this?
(Image is a gameplay YouTube still so we're on the same page)
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theory: princess potassium wears banana flavored lip gloss
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Push Stert?

Hey Uboachan, I've been wondering…

Where is the "stert" key on my keyboard?
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Hey guys, I doubt that this is news to anyone, but… did anyone else notice that if you shoot off the hand gun effect in the underwater world, Oreko pops up behind you and dances around? (At least in 0.10 it happens)
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Petition to start a board about Sabi's legs and/or lack thereof

All in favor?
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ask oreko

it's gone too???
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I posted about this before, but nobody understood because I wasn't specific enough. Sorry! I noticed that outside this building only** in the underwater world, oreko will do a weird little dance if you shoot off the handgun.

I only have 0.10, so I can't say if it works in newer ones, but here it is!

Oreko And The Handgun
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.flow wallpaper

Let's have a wallpaper thread! Anybody have any?
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I remember a looong time ago there was somebody asking for old versions of the game.
So if anybody is interested, here's .flow 00.6. Not sure if it's already been posted.

Pic related, it has 3 different title screens.
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.flow wikidot dying

It seems wikidot, the thing that the .flow wiki hosts on, is dying. Another site for wikidot was complaining that things were falling apart on their end. I propose we move to the .flow wikia wiki before wikidot falls apart altogether.

Current uptodate wiki:

wikia wiki:
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Smile Art Thread

Can we get a good Smile art thread going?
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Video that not walthrough thread

So, we are all visit Youtube. Anyone noticed that .Flow become more popular?
(pic probably unrelated)
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There is a larger resolution of this pic? i want it as a wallpaper but the original resolution its only 320x240 and i tried to make it bigger but it looks all pixelated
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ITT: .flow references in real life

Look what I found in my diary! I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds .flow "references" in random places.
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Why does my game crash every time I try to get the broom effect from the witch?

I'm playing the English version 0.10.
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.Flow Joke Thread

There was one for Yume Nikki, so… why not? :"D

Why was Sabi kicked out of The School? She got rust-icated! (….Oh god that was a horrible joke)
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What worlds some worlds where you love the music and why?
I'm a big fan of the cafe's music because it really sets the "cafe" mood. Also, the Children's Hospital, because that music is just creepy and really goes with the creepy imagery!

Last but certainly not least, Smiles's theme. This person did a really cool music box version and I wanted to share it with you guys:
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remember when flow was cool
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Would you donate your blood to keep Sabitsuki alive even if you know she has a terminal disease?

comments like "hurrr, you can't donate your blood to a pile of pixels durrr" aren totally expected. So, be original.
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.Flow board with no Shin Soku Neko Thread? I am disappoint.

Resposting my record which i've posted before on oldboachan. Yes, it's me, NaaaAAAna :U
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Random thread time!

Who's you're favorite NPC, /flow/? It doesn't have to be a popular one, just…who's you're favorite? :P
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Does anyone have some Sabi x Oreko?
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Moar maid art please.
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Sorry for being all Slowpoke, but has anyone seen this before?


It's pure magic :U
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what happened to dotflowstuck
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OLD THREAD: http://uboachan.net/archive/flow/res/1097.xhtml

it is recommended that you skim prior discussion before posting

but don't let that stop you
theories gogo
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this is great
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Does this door here go anywhere? (The door Sabitsuki is standing next to.)
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Just beat .flow ver 0.15 with the True Ending and I gotta say that it's a pretty damn good Yume Nikki fangame.

It's focus on more grizzly settings was a breath of fresh air.
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What version had the Flower Girl in it?

I have 0.10, and, even though there are non-moving versions of her, there is supposed to be one that walks around in older versions. Which one had that?
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Hipster Sabitsuki Cosplay?

.flow thread? cosplay thread? IDK! Hipster Sabitsuki cosplay? Yes! How is the question though.

I shall be hated forever for this….

{{Pic semi-what-not related???))
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Dunno if it matters but this is from lol's twitter


HE KNOWS ABOUT UBOACHAN (Or I'm really slow.)

http://twitter.com/#!/lol_rust Twitter here.
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have a MONOEYE
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Earlier Versions

I was wondering if anyone ad an earlier version of .flow such as 0.04 or 0.03? I already have 0.06 but I want to see how the game has changed. I think there was a thread for this before but hey, it doesn't hurt to try.
And if you do have an earlier version, would that person put up a download link for it or something, please?
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Sabi's eyes.

How did we not see this before?!

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When looking through the music folder of 0.15, I've found two tracks which were completely unknown to me: the first is pon1.wav, which is a creepy version of the neon world music. And there is lainbow2.wav, which is based on the rave maze theme, and is just downright scary to me for some reason.

Has someone encountered these tracks during the game?
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Anything to do here? You get here from the FC witch world.
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So, what's up with this event? The wiki calls it "Kaibutsu TV Channel". Does it change anything? I got it my first time playing .flow.
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Hello im starting this project in wich i make noise songs inspired by places on .flow it seemed fitting that i posted this here.
rusting bandcamp. if anyone wants to do a collab or soemthing contact me over here jerkool.tumblr.com
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Merry christmas, /flow/

Have an amazing gif I found a while back!
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I was wondering if anyone had any older versions of the game that they could share, just out of curiosity. I want to play the older versions just to see what it's like.
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.flow 0.15 Bug Thread

Found a bug, didn't find a thread, to here ya' go.

(Pictured) When you open the instructions in the location you get the Arms effect, the image will pulse like the topmost particle.
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The unkillable?

Hello everyone. So since last night (what else time would be the best to play?) I have been playing .flow for the first time. It's a really amazing game and I love it, but that's not why I am here. So I have been kinda tried out almost every single little thing in the game and I read through the wiki as well and all but I did not seemed to be able to found a kinda little interesting thing I discovered mentioned anywhere. So in the corrupted alleyway hospital in the hall where you can find the room with the Little Sabitsuki in bed there is one unusual white haired kid. That kid is actually unkillable, no matter how many times I hit it with the pipe it just never dies. On the other hand everyone else is killable, if I hit them they drop dead on the floor(which I find weird too since everywhere else if you kill a kid it will just disappear into nothing after hit as all every NPC normally). So I am not sure has this been discovered or not, I could not find it anywhere mentioned. So if it is known is anything known about it? I find it rather strange…
Oh the picture is a screenshot I took me hitting the unkillable kid. So as I said the kid has white hair but there is another white haired kid which is killable and have barely bit different face. The unkillable kid is around the far right end of the hall.
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Pic semi-unrelated

hey guys, im not sure if im posting this in the right place, but i need help
im not sure what to do after i get all the effects
i have them, but what now?
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Blinking Eyes

Heads up, in V15 you can make the eye in the apartments blink if you use the mono-eye while in the room.

(BTW you can also kill it with the iron pipe for some reason)
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Old version, differences?

Hey guys, I downloaded .flow 0.10, and I played through it a bit before noticing there's a new version available, so I was wondering… what are the differences between versions? New worlds? new effects? new endings? And can I transfer my save file from an older version to a new one?
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Hi there Uboachan.
I've been bored recently and was going to give .flow a try.

But seeing as I love tinkering with games, I've decided on trying to create a simple hack that allows one to Noclip(Noclip being walk through walls), and maybe a couple other things and was wondering if anyone would be interested in having such a thing as well.

tl;dr Would you like a Noclip hack for this and maybe 2ikki.
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Hello there,
I am attempting a blind run of .flow, and until recently I didn't notice either of these.

I know the bottom left number is yen and you get it from killing things, but what is it used for?

Also, what do the numbers at the top mean? They seem to just jump around without any reason.